THE Philippine Stock Exchange Inc. (PSE) has prepared several activities for its Financial Literacy Week, an initiative in line with the observance of World Investor Week (WIW) from September 30 to October 4, this year.
The PSE will take part in the first global Ring the Bell for Financial Literacy event spearheaded by the World Federation of Exchanges. The bell ringing activity is WFE’s way of supporting the WIW program of the International Organization of Securities Commissions. It aims to promote the importance of financial literacy and raise awareness about WIW.
“We are proud to be among the participating exchanges in this global initiative. We are joining this event as we have long advocated the need for financial literacy in the country,” PSE President and CEO Ramon S. Monzon said.
During the week, materials related to investor education and protection will be posted on PSE’s social-media accounts. There will also be a daily quiz on the Exchange’s official Facebook page wherein the winners will receive various PSE merchandise.
As a closing activity, PSE will hold its weekly stock market 101 seminar on Saturday, October 5. This will mark the start of the Saturday seminar sessions hosted by the PSE.
“The global celebration of World Investor Week may only be until October 4, but we are extending it for a day as we launch a new schedule for our regular basic stock market seminar. We have been receiving requests to hold our weekday seminars on a weekend to accommodate more participants, particularly those who are working, and those who live in nearby provinces. So beginning October 5, our seminars will now be held on Saturdays,” Monzon said.